March 22, 2004


Rhode Island College Announces
2003-04 Winter Sports MVPs


Providence, RI--The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Winter Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Monday, Mar. 22 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity winter athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.


Junior Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) was named the wrestling team's MVP. He was selected as one of two N.E. Wild-Cards to compete at the NCAA Div. III Championships, which were hosted by Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa on Mar. 6-7. Deveau went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships. Both of his losses were to eventual All-Americans. Deveau earned All-New England honors, placing second at 285 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He has earned All-New England honors in each of his three seasons as an Anchorman. Deveau was 39-6 at 285 lbs. with 161 points, 57 takedowns, ten reversals, 42 escapes, 15 near-falls and five pins. His 39 wins is a new school record for a single season.

He is a marketing major and a 2001 graduate of North Attleboro.